Well, we’ve all jumped the shark at some point. But in fairness, Cory will survive a YouTube nuclear war because he’s a human cockroach. And I mean that in a good way. You see, they’re the species that has survived the longest. And Cory’s unfettered optimism and persistence fortifies him for the cruel world of online video. While we all find cynicism amusing, the peeps flock to positive and consistent fun, or there wouldn’t be a Fred, MrSafety, HappySlip or Whatthebuck.
Long after they find my gnarly body in an Alaskan bus, Cory will be getting 5 stars for reading bad poetry while giving an old lady a foot massage. What, Cory? With tags like those, you didn’t expect to get a collect call from humility? Actual tags from the video: youtube celebrity internet famous celebrities fame popular popularity viral phenomena smpfilms SMP Films Cory Williams
I find positive energy and humility two of the most admirable traits in humans (after the basics of love, honesty, etc.). I often mock ego because I find it so curious and humorous. That said, most of us live somewhere in the middle of the miserable sarcasm of a “hater” and the child-like dreamers like Cory.
While we often are annoyed by — and even resent — the latter, it’s usually the surviving entity. Look at the popular YouTubers and you’ll find it hard to argue that point. The critics attract a temporary bond with fellow critics, but it’s made of cheap mortar (to quote Steve Covey). The Secret and other positive-attraction books will convince you that positive thought attracts like positive thought, and is more powerful than negativism. Pat Condell, as an example, will always have an audience for sarcastic athiest blogs but it’s not nearly as sustainable and scalable as the innocent fun of Fred or HappySlip.
In a comment that will undoubtedly upset my Republican family, this is why I believe (without looking at polls) that Obama will be our next president. Even if you agree with McCain’s ideals, you can’t argue that he’s a cranky bastard — with a temper and disdain that is rude and detached. The resistence to shake Obama’s head was the nail in his coffin. His only hope is that the nation will see in Palin the opposite polarity. After all, she’s the Cory of politics.
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